15 – San Francisco 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers are not exactly the team that you might consider for a trade partner with the LA Rams, but they have a nice backup quarterback on the roster named Nate Sudfeld who would be a solid addition to the LA Rams offense as a backup to Matthew Stafford.
Sudfeld is a pocket passer, stands 6-foot-6, and weighs 227 pounds. He joined the NFL with the 187th overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Washington Football Team. He later signed with the Philadelphia Eagles, where he remained as their backup quarterback through the 2020 season. He was signed by the 49ers in 2021, where he is buried on their depth chart.
Some people love the play of backup quarterback John Wolford because he was able to lead the Rams offense to three field goals in his only NFL start, albeit a must-win game. But Wolfords most dangerous offensive skill is his legs, and at the moment that NFL defense prepares for that, he loses his edge.
While Sudfeld may not rush the ball for 50 yards in a game, his 67.6 percent completion rate is 10 percentage points better in NFL play than any other quarterback currently backing up Matthew Stafford.
More importantly, Nate Sudfeld’s style of play is much more closely aligned to what the LA Rams run right now. The thing about a backup quarterback is that when you need him, you’d better have the best option on the roster. I believe Sudfeld would be the best option if the Rams could acquire him.